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Small business owners visit Japan, Korea, see export opportunities
July 13, 2017

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington Small Business Development Center

MOSES LAKE, Wash. – Nine Washington small business owners selling snack bars, organic flour, eyewear, processed hay, museum exhibits, glacier water, and heaters fueled by waste oil recently returned from a nine-day, business-to-business trade visit to Korea and Japan with sales and high expectations.

Nov. 4: Western comedian performs ancient Japanese act
October 31, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

sunshine-comedian-headPULLMAN, Wash. – Bleached hair, blue-eyed comedian Katsura Sunshine will give a free standup act – while sitting down – of a centuries’ old Japanese tradition at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre at Washington State University. The performance in English is open to the public.

Life’s a bowl of cherry blossoms at WSU
April 7, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, WASH. – The annual burst of Japanese cherry blossoms is underway at Washington State University. Each year since 2002, the opening of fragrant pinkish-white flowers has heralded the arrival of spring. Who needs April in Paris when we have April in Pullman?

April 4: Future of East Asia power shift from U.S. to China
March 28, 2016

speakerPULLMAN, Wash. – A power shift from U.S. to Chinese dominance in east Asia, and what that means for U.S.-Japan relations, will be discussed by a Japanese professor at 6 p.m. Monday, April 4, in CUE 203, Washington State University.

Visiting Japanese students inspired to attend WSU
July 27, 2015

By Craig Lawson, International Programs

2-Japan-bowPULLMAN, Wash. – Nearly 50 junior high and high school students from Japan visited Washington State University last week. Some were inspired to attend WSU as part of the expanding exchange program.

New insights into intelligence role in start of Pacific war
September 20, 2013

MinoharaPULLMAN, Wash. – Recently uncovered documents about prewar Japanese intelligence that offer new insights into World War II will be discussed in a free public presentation at Washington State University Pullman. Tosh Minohara, professor in the Graduate School of Law at Kobe University, Japan, will present “Reconsidering the Road to Pearl Harbor: The Role of Intelligence in Decision Making,” noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Bryan Hall 324. 

Mapping the way to snow mold resistance
April 23, 2009


Snow mold infects turf grass.

 

A genetic map being developed by scientists at WSU in collaboration with scientists at Japan’s National Agricultural Research Center on the northern island of Hokkaido may speed development of wheat varieties that are more resistant to snow mold.

Snow mold is a fungus-caused disease of wheat and other grasses. It’s prevalent in areas that have early snow and significant prolonged snow cover on ground that has not frozen. In Washington, that includes about 200,000 acres of winter wheat in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Lincoln and Stevens counties.

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